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Watch folder in transmission — why do I have to acknowledge to add the torrent?

I use transmission on an ubuntu 10.10 nettop running the dropbox client. With transmission I watch a dropbox folder to which I add torrents on another computer. The syncing works great, and ...
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E6410 latitude won't sleep

E6410 when I hit sleep will black the screen and show HD and wifi lights indefinitely. Never gets to sleep. Have to power off and on. This seems to be affected by Dropbox; when I disable it before ...
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Is there any tool that automatically puts screenshots to my Dropbox?

I'm looking for an easy tool to grab screenshots and put them in my public Dropbox folder. Preferably it would also give me the direct sharing url. Bonus points for suggestions that let me select an ...
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What is the easiest way to keep an offline copy of a webdav share? [closed]

I have a webdav share configured for my small group of users. This is great for sharing files, like Dropbox. But it lacks Dropbox's functionality of keeping the files locally when the computer is ...
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Idisk Sync - Progress on 4GB Encrypted Volume

I'm trying to gauge the progress on a 4gb truecrypt volume I'm putting on my idisk. The progress indicator only has one item and perpetually stays at 0%. Is there any way to know how much of the file ...
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using dropbox.com for software update

I am looking dropbox.com as an update method for my software which is going to be deployed manually by me among many computers. I am planning to install the software into a drop box folder which can ...
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Syncing iTunes between Mac and Windows using DropBox?

How do I sync iTunes library files (xml, itl) and music files/folders between these two different operating systems with different folder structures? I currently keep both the library files and the ...
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How can I download the .mp3 file from Dropbox?

Firefox. XP3. My friend loaded some personally recorded mp3 files for me to download from Dropbox. However, when I follow the link I only get a Quicktime media player in a browser window. How can I ...
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Dropbox Setup, is it possible to sync files after I edit them?

Ok so the question might be a bit vague but this is to all the superusers of Dropbox. I have an android phone, a Macbook, and a Windows desktop. I usually start my homework, coding, or themes on my ...
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Problems with iBank and Dropbox

Kind of an odd question for you; I'm trying to fix something that a friend of mine did to her computer. She uses iBank, and recently has been using Dropbox. She tried to back up her iBank info to ...
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Syncing aliases via Dropbox and having them work on both Macs

I'm currently syncing my Desktop folder between two Macs using Dropbox. The Desktop folder in my Mac's user folder is an alias to the folder in my Dropbox. This works fine. On one Mac, I created an ...
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How to avoid losing all my files when my Dropbox syncs to a compromised Dropbox account?

So I am trying to find a way to prevent a possible Dropbox doomsday scenario. Say someone gets my dropbox login credentials. They log into the Dropbox web interface as me. They delete all my files. ...
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Syncing local and remote website files with FileZilla (kind of like Dropbox)

just making my first website and I've been using FileZilla for a week now. Was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make FileZilla auto sync my all my files at a push of a button. The only way I ...
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Storing GnuPG folder in Dropbox

I would like to use dropbox for backing up my gpg keys, IMHO even if dropbox admins gets a copy of the keys they still need the passphrase to use it so is it ok to assume this is safe to do so?
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KeePass lost password and/or corruption due to Dropbox/KeePassX

I started using Keepass about a month ago to hold my passwords and online accounts info. Everything was stored in a single .kdb file, only protected with a password. I'm using Windows 7. Now Keepass ...
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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Can I use dropbox with a linux server that has no gnome/kde installed?

I want to sync files from my home directory on my linux server to my local computer. I noticed the instructions for dropbox.com only has instructions for linux with gnome/kde. can i use dropbox ...
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Syncing dropbox folder accross dual boot

I'm dual booting windows and linux. My dropbox folder is currently installed via windows. On linux, can I just symlink my dropbox folder to the windows version or something to that effect? I know I ...
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Setting up server for iFolder

I have two computers. A desktop at home and a netbook I use at school. I have grown so tired of having separate files on each system. I have tried sending mails to myself with attached files but it is ...
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How to download an entire directory from Dropbox - snapshot from a given date?

and sub-directories. Can it be done, or do I have to D/L each file individually? I want to D/L the whole directory contents as it was on a given data (say, at midnight)
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How to download an entire directory from Dropbox?

and sub-directories. Can it be done, or do I have to D/L each file individually?
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where did my dropbox folder go in linux?

I've installed Dropbox before on Mac and Windows and in those installations it asked me where I wanted my dropbox folder, but when I installed it on ubuntu 64 linux it didn't seem to ask that, and I ...
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How can you find out the location of the “My DropBox” folder?

The installation default for the Dropbox sync folder is [My documents]\My Dropbox. I recall that it is possible to choose other locations however. How can I find out at run-time from my D2006 app ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer when Dropbox finishes synching?

We are using Dropbox and sometimes put large files in it. And our connection is not fast enough. So we want the computer to shutdown when Dropbox finishes its work. Is there a way to do this? In ...
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Transferring file with Dropbox when it gets cut in the middle

What happens if my internet is cut or I stop a file transfer midway while syncing with Dropbox? Do I need to restart the whole thing? Or does it continue midway?
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Dropbox + Latex: automated pdf compile

I'm in the middle of a "drop a file here and compile it using Latex" project. I have a dropbox and I would like to drop a .tex file in a specific folder and have a script that compiles It for me. I'm ...
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Dropbox: selective syncing between OSX and Windows

I'm basically trying to do selective syncing with Dropbox between my Windows and Mac machines. The problem is the folder I want to sync in Windows resides in a different path in OSX (naturally). Is ...
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Using FileVault and online backup on OS X

I use Carbonite for offsite backup, and am considering turing on FileVault on my Mac. If I do so, what will happen to my Carbonite backup? Will Carbonite have to redo the entire backup? Does ...
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Dropbox still “initializing” and won't sync

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and have been using Dropbox without any issues. However, for some reason it has suddenly stopped working. I've tried the following: Ran disk utility/repair permissions ...
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Alternative to dropbox with direct public link and explorer integration? [closed]

Dropbox is blocked in China! I need some other service that offers direct link to uploaded folders, like http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/123456/file.jpg from dropbox. And also could integrate with ...
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How can I throttle down Dropbox's IO operations?

Empirical evidence suggests that Dropbox's indexing at startup time is the main source of slowdown for my Windows 7 partition -- things grind down to a crawl when the indexing is in progress and ...
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Dropbox files in another location to norm

I use dropbox and very happy with it. The only drawback I have with it is that I must place the files I want to share in the My Dropbox folder. Is there anyway I can place the files in another ...
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Why is my DROP BOX download being blocked?

I tried to download a Dropbox program and received the following message: Cannot access the specific device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item. What is ...
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How to place a dropbox file into other dropbox

There is this file that I really want to download. The kahel os live cd I tried downloading it with 45kbps download rate and it would take 3 hours. And the connection is intermittent. So my download ...
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Which Revision Control Software to use for Personal Dropbox?

I want to set up a sync repositiory that would be similar to Dropbox. Goals/Requirements: Free (Open Source very preferable) Linux host (probably Ubuntu) Windows/Mac/Linux clients Potential for ...
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Best way to synchronise photos to three machines. Laptop, Desktop, NAS

I'm using Picasa as my photo management software, and I have a collection of photos that gets downloaded from my cameras either onto my Desktop or onto my Laptop. I'd like to automatically have ...
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Dropbox to sync *nix home folders

I'm using a Linux machine at work, and started using at home in a VM for some home development. I have a vimrc and a bashrc with some configuration, that are useful for both machines. What is the ...
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Recommend a proxy server for Dropbox [closed]

I live in China and used Dropbox extensively up until it was blocked this last week. Is it possible to use a proxy server with Dropbox? Which ones should I try?
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Dropbox sync across LAN - Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Dropbox installed on both my Windows 7 machine and my Ubuntu machine. I've got "Enable LAN sync" ticked on both. However it doesn't seem to be syncing via the LAN. Is it possible to sync ...
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What functionality does Dropbox provide that Evernote does not?

I currently use Evernote as a catch-all storage system, note-taking app, and file transfer system. What, if anything, would Dropbox add to my capabilities? (If it matters, I'm an OSX/iphone/ipad ...
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Using Dropbox as a cloud based file share - does everyone need an upgraded account?

We have a file share in our small office (3-5 users). We now have the need for the files to be accessible outside of the office. I like the idea of dropbox - we have been using it for small remote ...
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How to set Dropbox startup delay in Ubuntu?

How to set Dropbox startup delay in Ubuntu?
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Dropbox like syncing for Google Docs

Is their a way (on mac osx) to sync a folder on my computer with Google Documents now that Docs supports all file types? A lot like the functionality of DropBox.
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Connecting to Dropbox via a proxy

My computer can't connect to Dropbox on its own. Most of the ports in the network are closed. Firefox accesses the Internet through an automatic proxy configuration file URL. In Dropbox's proxy ...
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Why can Dropbox be super fast compared to FTP?

I'd like to know why technically Dropbox is much faster than FTP? What kind of technology does it use? I'm not talking about diff files, I'm talking about transferring new files in both cases, ...
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File syncing app that would sync files open with a read lock?

Used DropBox for this purpose for a while, but now it refuses to sync an sqlite database which is open using a shared lock. Are there any good alternatives? Tried Live Mesh, Sugar Sync, PowerFolder, ...
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How Can I Limit the Amount of RAM a Mac OS Application Can Use?

I installed dropbox and it has terrible memory management. It often uses 3GB out of my 4GB of RAM. Is there any way to limit the app memory usage? I would like to never allow more than 250 MB of RAM....
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Rosetta Stone data on Dropbox

I'm currently trying to learn a new language using Rosetta Stone. Given that I have 2 computers (mac desktop and laptop), I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to have the data files in ...
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Dropbox takes hours to sync & shows different modified times (coincidentially in the future)

Dropbox is taking hours to synchronize. I can't tell exactly how long because the time stamps on the website make no sense - they say the files were modified tomorrow. My netbook (Windows XP) says ...
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Dropbox - can you have multiple accounts on once computer?

Can dropbox use have multiple accounts on one computer?